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There is another possibility... One trap that I admit freely I fall into occasionally.

It's the "I'm afraid I'll forget what I don't use" mentality.

I know, intellectually, that there are lots of time-saving shortcuts out there, but I often reject using them out of some fear I might forget how to use the old-fashion, long way...

Because one day, I'll be on some *other* Unix box that doesn't have the shortcuts installed, and I'll find myself looking like an idiot because I don't remember the address of a box I have to ssh to...

If I *always* do it the long way, then if I'm on another box, I can count on being able to do it correctly there as well...

I didn't say it was a *good* answer :)

TrekNoid

In reply to Re: Re: OT: Getting people to use tools by TrekNoid
in thread OT: Getting people to use tools by logan

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